1891-1906 Xeeg Collegiate institute JACKSON, KENTUCKY PERKINS LIBRARY Duke University Kare Doolcs George Washington Flowers Memorial Collection DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ESTABLISHED BY THE FAMILY OF COLONEL FLOWERS FIFTEENTH ANNUAL CATALOGUE OF LEES COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE OF CENTRAL UNIVERSITY AT JACKSON, KY. 1905-1906 ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1906-1907 TRANSYLVANIA PRESS LEXINGTON, KY. L. H. Blaxtox. D. D., Chancellor. FACULTY M. L. Girtox, A. M., (Park College) Principal. Joseph F. Lukexs, A. M., (Ohio University) Normal. Hugo J. P. Vitz, (Manual Training High School, Louisville, Ky.) Manual Training and Collegiate. Miss Helexa M. Kylaxd, A. B v (Tusculum College) Domestic Science and Collegiate. William Taylor, (Lees Collegiate Institute) Intermediate. Mrs. S. H. Stidham, (Lees Collegiate Institute) Intermediate. Miss Sue E. Keese, (Normal and Collegiate Institute, Asheville, N. C.) Primary. Miss Margaret E. Dexham, A. B v (Caldwell College) Piano and Voice. Mrs. M. L. Girton, (Normal and Collegiate Institute, Asheville, N. C.) Matron. Elijah Noble, (Lees Collegiate Institute) McCormick Chapel School. CALENDAR 1906-1907. First Term opens September 3. Thanksgiving Vacation, November 29, 30. Christmas Kecess, December 24, 31. Second Term opens December 31. Grade Entertainment, May 11. Baccalaureate Sermon, May 12. Pupils' Eecital, May 13. Commencement, May 14. A series of popular lectures and entertainments will be given during the year. ROLL OF STUDENTS. Back, Kelly Back, Seldon Begley, Garfield Brophy, Joe Cardwell, Price Clark, Thomas Hargis, Thomas Lyon, Eugene Moore, Allen Xewland, Ernest Pollard, Olie Smith, William Sewell, Benjamin Taylor, William Watts, Kelly Combs, Maude Cope, Lizzie Davis, Flossie Davis, Vyolette Fields, Mollie Allen, Leslie Back, Everett Back, John Cardwell, Edwin B. Duncil, Henry Gambill, Edward Gambill, George Collegiate Department. Green, Katie Hargis, Elizabeth Hyden, Jeanette Jameson, Bertha Landram, Bessie Landrum, Cora Landrum, Mattie Lyon, Addie McGuire, Josephine Murphy, Margaret Patton, Jessie Patton, Laura Eowland, Florence Sewell, May Sewell, Xancy Snowden, Maggie Taulbee, May Turner, Eosalee Williams, Lucy Normal Department. Gabbard, James Griffith, Chester Hogg, John Johnson, Noah Little, Floyd Little, Granville Mann, Ashland Lees Collegiate Institute Noble, James Koark, Willard Stacy, B. J. Strong, Green Williams, Cleveland Back, Delpha Back, Edith Bowling, Eliza Byrd, Bertha Callahan, Louella Crawford, Dala Davis, Hattie Davis, Mattie Allen, Oscar Back, Herschel Campbell, Floyd Childers, Eugene Childers, Pryse Combs, Norman Cope, Eobert Collingsworth, Lewis Collier, George Davis, Arthur Fletcher, Warren Haddix, Alexander Hayes, Eoy Hudson, Adam Lyon, Samuel Lovely, Jack Marcum, Alfred Evans, Minnie Haddix, Sarah Hagins, Maggie Hyden, Jeanette Little, Eliza Rowland, Laura Short, America Terry, Cappie Terry, Mary Turner, Alice Turner, Martha Williams, Annie Williams, Edna Intermediate Department. SIXTH GRADE. Whittaker, Charles Moore, Edward Xewiand, Joseph Noble, Clarence Patton, Oscar Patton, Eoy Russell, Lee Stacy, Wayne Sturdivant, Eobert Turner, Sherman Back, Evalece Back, Molly Blanton, Bertie Boling, Eosa Brophy, Nellie Combs, Alice Combs, Blanche Lees Collegiate Institute Davis, Gypsy- Davis, Maude Hayes, Kate Haddix, Joanna Hudson, Eva Hurst, Myrtle Lewis, Emma Little, Julia Boark, Minta Begley, Arnold Bryant, Fred Carpenter, Eddie Campbell, Hyden Cox, Odie Crawford, Pierce G-ose, Arvle Gross, James Harris, Wirt Eobinson, Arthur Eobinson, Kelly Eowland, Charles S alley, Charles Cardwell, Gertrude Clark, Annie Crawford, Bertie Back, Eosco Bryant, Elmer Combs, Wilson Craft, Allen S alley, Lula Strong, Priscilla Salvers, Mima Stidham, Molly Stidham, Jennie Sumner, Martha Taulbee, Euth Turner, Lillie FIFTH GRADE. Crawford, Bess Davis, Minnie Drake, Bertha Endicott, Bessie Griffith, Nannie Harris, Effie Harvey, Sally Hudson, Sarah Lanter, Sarah Newland, Mattie Eobinson, Lizzie Eose, Venal Short, Dora Short, Sarah Stidham, Catherine Watts, Carry Primary Department. FOURTH GRADE. Duff, Sam Edwards, David Pleenor, Wilmer Forbes, Eobert Lees Collegiate Institute Mcintosh, Jack Moore, P. Watt Rice, John Stidham, Ebb Turner, Floyd Van Deren, Glenward Wooten, Willie Arnold, Beatrice Collier, Ethel Combs, Bertie Combs, Jessie Cope, Ethel Davidson, Sarah Davidson, Sadie Duff, Carolee Allen, Henry Back, Junus Back, Lloyd Back, Kelly Baker, William Bryant, Horace Combs, Clinton Davidson, Matt Endicott, Earl Haddix, Charles Haddix, William Hall, Boy Hall, Charles Harris, Henry Hounshell, Bichard Hayes, Olen Haddix, Lillie Hall, Hannah Hoskins, Bessie Hurst, Yernia Hurst, Ethel Little, Martha Little, Prudence Moore, Dora Robinson, Mattie Stacy, Cora Smith, Lizzie Smith, Mary Stidham, Cora Wooten, Maude THIRD GRADE. Harvey, Irvine Little, Seldon Levenstein, Samuel Moore, Esau Moore, Green Miller, Jerry Myers, Vernon Robinson, Walker Rowland, Walker Sumner, Jason Allen, Docia Back, Maude Cox, Ida Holiday, Ida Hurst, Viola Miller, Sarah 10 Lees Collegiate Institute Peters, Grace Powell, Sarah Kobinson, Dora Bose, Gertrude Bolen, Herbert Beuris, Hargis Boggs, Lisle Cox, Edward Combs, Arlie Edwards, Archie Fugate, Granville Graves, Cave Gibson, Ansel Klein, Emil Xeal, James Xewland, Clarence Short, Bradley Stacy, Troy Stidham, Greenberry Steele, Martin Centers, Harvey Centers, Henry Davis, Charley Davidson, Jack Davidson, Tracy Duff, James Fugate, Henry Hayes", John Howard, P. Watt Short, Xancy Sizemore, Martha Stidham, Mary SECOND GRADE. Bradshaw, Jeanie Brophy, Mary Cope, Maude Davidson, Xervesta Johnson, Annie Hudson, Bertha Little, Nellie Mcintosh, Mollie Miller, Xannie Bader, Minta Biley, Ruth Bobinson, Maggie Simpkins, Priscilla Steele, Fern Stidham, Jane Stidham, Sarah FIRST GRADE. Lanter, Jesse Noble, Lawrence Rowland, Bobert Short, Bradley Stidham, Logan Stidham, Samuel Walls, Baker Back, Alberta Back, Bertha Lees Collegiate Institute 11 Back, Kelly Barnett, Nettie Combs, Eachel Cox, Lucy Duff, Maggie Frazier, Mary Hurst, Pauline Lunceford, Melissa Bolin, Bryan Bolin, John Beuris, Charles Bowman, Jerry Bryant, Herman Centers, Benjamin Combs, John William Davidson, Sewell Edwards, Alexander Fleenor, Durward Forbes, Archie Fugate, McKinley Green, Thomas Gose, McKinley Hall, Thomas Harris, Bobert Jett, Beach Miller, Bobert Mcintosh, Daniel Newland, Lacy Bader, Benjamin Bobinson, Jesse Bobinson, Bradley Miller, Lizzie Moore, Bessie Neal, Lizzie Smith, Lima Stacy, Ardelia Stidham, Bertha Stidham, Jane PRIMER. Salyers, William Simpkins, Archie Stacy, Willard Stidham, J. G. Williams, Herman Watts, Charles Back, Bessie Centers, Lucile Combs, Alma Curtis, Lula Davidson, Isabelle Davis, Willnah Mae Duff, Ida Duff, Sarah Edwards, Mary Miller, Katherine Neal, Virgie Hall, Marie Haddix, Eggie Haddix, Cordelia Hoskins, Etta Kash, Elva Mcintosh, Nannie 12 Lees Collegiate Institute Noble, Hazel Sewell, Georgie Smith, Mary Belle Smith, Katie Snowden, Elsie Stacy, Alma Stacy, Florida Stacy, Jessie Stidham, Lizzie Taulbee, Emma Jane Turner, Mary Webb, George Anna Students in the McCormick Chapel School. Allen, Henry Allen, Herbert Allen, Walter Belcher, James Childers, Blair Childers, Eugene Childers, Jay Childers, Pryce Childers, Taylor Cox, Odie Centers, Ben demons, Taylor Collins, Charlie Collins, Matt Collins, Wick Crittenden, Charles Davis, Arthur Davis, Charles Deaton, Floyd Ewen, Walter Finn, Claude Haddix, Bruce Haddix, Edward Haddix, James Hargis, Alex. Hensley, Chess Hayes, Clarence Hayes, Eoy Johnson, Hargis Lee, Alfred Lee, Vernon Mack, Martin Mack, Patterson Mack, William Miller, Wilburn Noble, Clarence Noble, Lawrence Eobinson, William Wright, Kelly Wright, Benjamin Wireman, Charles Workman, Joseph Wright, Edward Wright, Kelly Allen, Pearl Barnett, Susie Bowman, Lillie Brewer, Alice Childers, Leone Clemons, Nellie Lees Collegiate Institute 13 Coldiron, Emma Coldiron, Isabelle Coldiron, Mary Collins, Bertha Collins, Eliza Cornet, Zoberta Cox, Ida Cox, Stella Crittenden, Maggie Davis, Amanda Davis, Maude Davis, Minnie Deaton, Dora Duff, Ida Ewen, Hattie Ewen, Jennie Ewen, Katie Edwards, Eva Edwards, Elvira Frazier, Ella Frazier, Hattie Finn, Maggie Green, Lula Haddix, Joanna Hargis, Sarah Hayes, Katie Back, Edith Blanton, Bertie Brophy, Winifred Cope, Mrs. Will Davis, Vyolette Duff, Carolee Hayes, Mollie Hensley, Dena Johnson, Lizzie King, Bettie Lunce, Maggie Mack, Dora Mack, Mary Marcum, Grace Martin, Dora Miles, Aamanda Miles, Lillian Miles, Nannie Miller, Eebecca Mcintosh, Mina Morris, Nannie Muncy, Grace Noble, Anna Lee Noble, Hazel Eiley, Eva Biley^Buth Eobihson, Maggie Workman, Eose Workman, Clara Wells, Lillie Wolfe, Myrtle Music Department. McGuire, Josephine Dickson, Mrs. C. B. Endicott, Bessie Girton, Mrs. M. L. Hudson, Eva Hurst, Myrtle 1± Lees Collegiate Institute Hurst, Vernia Hargis, Elizabeth Jett, Mrs. Will Lyon, Addie Murphy, Margaret Patton, Jessie Powell, Sarah PolJard, Olie Strong, Priscilla Back, Herschel Brophy, Joseph Combs, Norman Combs, Wilson Davis, Arthur Endicott, Earl Fletcher, Warren Fleenor, Wilmer Forbes, Robert Harris, Henry Begiey, Nancy Brophy, Winifred Campbell, Eliza Davis, Maude Davis, Minnie Davis, Gypsy Green, Katie Haddix, Joanna Patton, Laura Eose, Venal Snowden, Maggie* Spencer, Lula Taulbee, May Taulbee, Emma Jane Vitz, H. J. P. Williams, Edna Manual Training Department. Hargis, Thomas Lyon, Eugene Lyon, Samuel Marcum, Alfred Myers, Vernon Patton, Eoy Pollard, Olie Sewell, Benjamin Smith, William Domestic Science Department. Jameson, Bertha Lyon, Addie Murphy, Margaret Eoark, Minta S alley, Lula Smith, Lizzie Smith, Mary Sewell, May Lees Collegiate Institute IS SUMMARY OF STUDENTS. Collegiate Department 39 Xormal Department 41 Sixth Grade 51 Fifth Grade 32 Fourth Grade 37 Third Grade 39 Second Grade 32 First Grade 33 Primer Grade 58 McCormick Chapel School 101 Music Pupils 29 Manual Training Department 19 Domestic Science Department 16 Total in all departments. 527 Less those counted more than once 77 Actual number in attendance 4J>0 THE J. C. L TTLE HALL GRADUATES. 1893. *Mary Lewis Hyden, Ky. 1894. H. L. Cockerham Three Forks, Ky. Leek Conley Swampton, Ky. Samuel H. Hurst Campton, Ky. Joseph S. Hagins Jackson, Ky. Alfred C. Carpenter Jackson, Ky. *Thomas J. Chapman Jackson, Ky. Martha Hagins Jackson, Ky. 1895. Kate Sheldon Patrick Jackson, Ky. 1896. Dora Little Jackson, Ky. 1898. Ada Johnson Jackson, Ky. William Spencer Sewell . , Jackson, Ky. Hanun Gardner Blue Mountains, Ky. Florence Patrick (Department graduate) . ...Jackson, Ky. Louisa Sewell (Department graduate) Jackson, Ky. 1899. Seldon Hargis Jackson, Ky. Margaret Sewell Jackson, Ky. 1903. Myf anwy Davis Jackson, Ky. 18 Lees Collegiate Institute 1904. Margaret Crawford Jackson, Ky. 1905. Emma Crawford Jackson, Ky. 1906. Joseph Brophy Jackson, Ky. Josephine McGuire Jackson, Ky. *Deceased. Location. Jackson, the county seat of Breathitt county, and a central point in the mountain region, is healthfully situated on the north fork of the Kentucky river. Easy communication with the large cities is afforded by means of the Lexington and Eastern Eailway, through Winchester and Lexington. The people of Jackson are heartily in sympathy with the work of the school, and give both students and teachers cordial welcome to their homes. No less cordial is the invitation extended by the churches, and the students attend the services freely and take part in the young people's meetings. The town being a collecting and distributing point for a number surrounding counties, has many business interests in addition to the handling of large quantities of coal and lumber. Two branch railroads lead to rich mining and timber districts. Progress. In 1891 the institution passed under the control of Central Uni- versity. In 1897, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. S. P. Lees, Mrs. N". F. McCormick and other friends, great improvements were made Lees Collegiate Institute 19 in the building and equipment. The name then was changed to "The S. P. Lees Collegiate Institute" The session of 1899-1900 brought other notable additions to the work, in the equipment by Mrs. McCormick of the departments of Manual Training and Domestic Science, the establishment of an electric light plant, the erection of the McCormick Chapel and the opening of the McCormick Free School. The session of 1900-1901 added an excellent chemical equipment, the gift of Mr. Stanley McCormick, and also through the aid of Mrs. McCormick a com- plete outfit of tables, stools and instruments for a thorough course in free-hand and mechanical drawing. Material progress has been accompanied by steady growth in attendance and in influence, until the institute is now one of the most potent factors in the educational and moral life of the whole mountain region. All but a very few of the nearly one hundred teachers of Breathitt county were educated within its walls. Equipment. The main building is attractive and roomy. It contains a chapel with four hundred individual seats, nine large recitation rooms, the manual training shop, an office and a library, all opening on large halls. The shop is furnished with the highest grade of tools, lathes, drill, fret-saw and forge and electric light for dark after- noons; the sewing room with individual tables and sewing ma- chines; the cooking room with ample outfit of utensils and dishes. There is also a dormitory for girls, lighted by electricity. This, in brief, constitutes the material equipment of the Institute. The buildings are surrounded by grounds which afford oppor- portunity for outdoor games. 20 Lees Collegiate Institute Organization. I. The Academic Department, in Primary, Intermediate and Collegiate grades. II. The Xormal Department. III. The Department of Music. IV. The McCormick School of Manual Training and Domestic Science. V. The McCormick Chapel Free School. VI. The Boarding Department. The Academic Curriculum. The selection of a course of study, or an}^ change in a course, is subject to the approval of the teacher in charge and of the Principal. Courses are arranged with a view to affording the best preparation for business and for professional life. Primary Course. The subjects taught in this grade are arithmetic, Bible, geogra- phy, language, reading, spelling, writing, and hygiene. The readers are selected so as to stimulate interest in many directions. Mythology, history, nature, physiology and other sources are drawn from. Simple exercises in physical culture are practiced at suitable times. Intermediate Course. As many enter the institution in this grade, there is no more important course in the curriculum. Hence, every effort will be made to attain thoroughness and accuracy. The course includes arithmetic, Bible, geography, grammar, history, language, reading, spelling, and writing. Lees Collegiate Institute 21 Collegiate Course. The Collegiate Course requires four years of diligent study. The aim is to cover the first year of the average college course. Com- pletion of the full work entitles the student to a diploma from Central University as a graduate of Lees Collegiate Institute. Students desiring to enter this department who do not hold cer- tificates from accredited schools will be required to pass an ex- amination. Bible — There is in each grade of the Academic Department a course in the English Bible. In the Primary and Intermediate grades Bible stories are used, in the Collegiate grade the Bible itself is the text-book. Completion of the course is necessary to graduation. OUTLINE OF COURSE OF STUDY. Primary Department. FIRST GRADE. Beading. Use Blackboard and Chart. McGuffey's and CyrVt Primer. Language. Conversation. Spelling. Taught in connection with reading. Number Work. Combinations with numbers from 1 to 10. Writing and Drawing. Physical Training. Bible. SECOND GRADE. McGuffey's First and Second Beaders. Language. Conversation and written work. 22 Lees Collegiate Institute Spelling. Selected from reader. Writing and Drawing. Physical Training. Bible. THIRD GRADE. Eeading. Old Stories Retold. McGuffey's Third Eeader. Language. Long's Language Lessons. Spelling. Selected from reader. Writing and Drawing. Arithmetic. Ray's Primary. Geography. Form of earth, change of day and night, industries of our own locality, geography of our own community, etc. Physical Training. Bible. FOURTH GRADE. Reading. McGuffey's Third Reader and Selections. Language. Continue work of Third Grade. Written work. Har- vey's Elementary Grammar. Spelling. Selected from reader. Writing and Drawing. Arithmetic. Continue Third Grade. Ray's Elementary. Geography. Elementary begun, Eclectic. Map drawing. History. Eclectic Elementary text begun. Physical Training. Nature Work. Bible. Intermediate Department. FIFTH GRADE. Reading. McGuffey's Fourth Reader. Language. Harvey's Elementary text completed. Spelling. Text. Lees Collegiate Institute 23 Writing and Drawing. Arithmetic. Kay's Intellectual. Geography. Elementary completed. Kedway & Hinman. History. Eclectic Elementary completed. Physical Training. Nature Study. Bible. SIXTH GRADE. Eeading. Selected. Grammar. Harvey's advanced text begun. Spelling. Text completed. Dictionary. Writing and Drawing. Arithmetic. Kay's Practical, through percentage and application. Geography. Complete Kedway & Hinman. Map drawing. History. Eclectic. Physiology. Second term. Elementary text. Blaisdell. Physical Training. Nature Study. Bible. Collegiate Department. FIRST YEAR. Reading. Masterpieces. Grammar. Harvey's advanced text completed. Spelling. Advanced text completed. Writing and Drawing. Arithmetic. Milne. Through percentage. Geography. First term advanced text completed. Kedway & Hinman. History. U. S. Eclectic. Completed first term. Physiology. Blaisdell. "Our Bodies and How We Live/' Com- pleted first term. 24: Lees Collegiate Institute Civics. Peterman. Second term completed. Bible. Life of Christ. SECOND YEAR. Latin. First Year Latin, Collar and Daniell, completed. Mathematics. Arithmetic completed. Algebra. Elementary, Milne. English. Maxwell & Smith. History. Montgomery's English. Eeference work. Science. Physical Geography. Davis. Bible. Life and Epistles of Paul. THIRD YEAR. Latin. Caesar. Johnston & Sanford. Bennett's Grammar. Mathematics. Algebra completed. Geometry, second term. English. Introduction to American Literature, Painter. Compo- sition and Rhetoric. History. General. Myers. Science. Physics. Carhart and Chute. Bible. Historical and Poetical Books of the Old Testament. FOURTH YEAR. Latin. First term, Cicero, D'Oge, Second term, Virgil, Harper and Miller. Mathematics. Geometry. Milne. English. English and American Literature. Essays. College en- trance requirements. Science. Botany, Williams, Chemistry, Remsen or Zoology, An- imal Life, Jordan and Kellogg. Bible. The Prophets. Throughout the Primary and Intermediate Departments the Barnes' Natural Slant, penmanship is used. So far as is practica- ble, text-books adopted by the State of Kentucky are being intro- duced. Lees Collegiate Institute 25 The Normal Department. The Normal work constitutes a distinct department, and is in charge of teachers of specific training and experience. The effort is to present a course meeting fully the needs of the teachers of Breathitt and surrounding counties. The following text-books are preferred : Arithmetic, Milne's Standard ; geography, any stand- ard text; civics, Peterman; grammar, Harvey; composition, Max- well & Smith; American history, Montgomery; Kentucky history, Smith; pedagogy, Page's Theory and Practice; physiology, Blais- dell; speller, McGuffey. While the Normal course is complete in itself, those who desire to supplement the work are allowed to do so, provided the substi- tution of other work for some part of the regular Normal course seems advisable. In this way Normal students can begin the study of Latin, algebra, geometry, rhetoric, science and other branches and broaden their education. The Manual Training and the Domestic Science Work is so ar- ranged as not to conflict with the regular Normal course, and this important field of training is open to all. The Department of Music. There are two lessons a week in either vocal or instrumental music. Piano students are allowed as many periods of practice as their time and number will permit. The department has three pianos. Many of the pupils have instruments of their own on which to practice, thus leaving more periods available for those not possessing pianos. Drill in chorus work is given free. The entertainments of this department are among the most pop- ular exercises of the school. Course of Study. All students upon entering the music department must spend 26 Lees Collegiate Institute most of the first term in technical work. The studies given below serve to indicate the technical difficulties of each course. Equiva- lents are frequently substituted, according to the judgment of the instructor. Piano. FIRST GRADE. Preparatory finger work. Studies by Kohler and Grimm. Schmitt — Five finger exercise. Gurlitt, Op. 101. SECOND GRADE. Lambert — Progressive studies Vol. I. Studies by Kohler and Lecouppey. Sonatinas by Clementi and Kuhlau. Major scales and arpeggios single hands. Kohler — Kinderalbum. Easy pieces by Gurlitt and Eienecke and others. THIRD GRADE. Czerney — Studies — Vol. I. Plaidy — Technical exercises. Gorno — Fourth Fifth Finger Exercises, and Wrist Studies. Gade — Aquarelles, Book I. Heller— Op. 46. Major and minor scales and arpeggios, single hands. Sonatas from Haydn and Mozart. FOURTH GRADE. Czerney — Studies — Vol. II. Bach — Little Preludes and Fugues. Gorno — Pedal Studies. Mendelssohn— Songs Without Words. y ,j j Lees Collegiate Institute ^ Sonatas from Haydn and Mozart. Turner — Octaves Studies, Book I. Selections from Schumann, Grieg, Moskowski and others. FIFTH GRADE. Bertini — Fifty Selected Studies. Cramer — Bulow — Studies. Bach — Two-Part Inventions. Grieg — Lyric Pieces. Jensen — Wanderbilder, Books I. and II. Sonatas by Haydn, * Mozart, and Beethoven. Concert pieces by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Moskowski, Eaff, Weber, Eubenstein and others. Voice. FIRST AND SECOND GRADES. Correct placing of tone. Breathing. Sieber — Foundation Studies. Sieber — Eight Measure Exercises. THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES. Development of pure tone. Sieber — Op. 45. Italian and English Songs. Sieber— Op. 113. Selections from the classical songs of Mozart and Haydn; religious works from Bach, Handel, etc., and from the Operas. the Mccormick school of manual training and domestic science. This school is the first of its kind in this part of the State, and is, perhaps, the only one of like scope and equipment in Kentucky. The great educational value of this work needs no proof; it is beyond question. Its importance in the direction of higher aca- demic work should also be recognized. Manual Training. The Manual Training shop is fitted with modern tools and machinery, and is equipped for an excellent course in wood work, printing, and forging. The aim is not to make full-fledged me- chanics, but to give a practical training in the use of tools and machinery, and at the same time to show the vital relation of thinking to doing. This is accomplished by requiring every student to plan each piece of work and to make an accurate draw- ing of his plan before the tool is touched. He thus learns the great economy of using the brain in preparation for the work of the hand. The course begins with instruction in drawing, that each pupil may have his own drawing as a test of the accuracy of his work. Easy exercises in the joinery work of cabinet-making are taken up, and along with this instruction is given in the proper handling and care of tools. The structure and use of the lathe are thoroughly taught, the use of the various turning tools, and the best methods of making the different cuts. If time allow, instruction is given on the designing of patterns and on wood-carving. Lees Collegiate Institute 29 After finishing the elementary pattern work, the strident is al- lowed to make desks, tables, hat racks and other pieces of furniture. The machinery in the shop and the dynamo for lighting it in the dark afternoons of winter are run by a gasoline engine. Every bench, lathe, and machine has an individual light. Domestic Science. The aim of the instruction in this department is to impart a scientific and practical knowledge of woman's work in the home. The teaching follows the two chief lines of household work — sewing and cooking. The sewing room is large, well lighted and furnished with indi- vidual tables, new sewing machines and full supplies of the neces- saries of the work. The course covers two years, as follows : First Year — All varieties of hand sewing, patching and mend- ing, the use of the different stitches being taught by the pupil's own application of them in making small finished articles. Especial attention is paid to judicious purchasing. Second Year — Plain machine sewing, draughting, cutting and fitting under-garments and washable dresses; then fine machine sewing, the use of the various machine attachments and the making of children's clothes. There is offered also an optional third year course in plain dressmaking and art needlework. The cooking room is equipped with a steel range, and full sets of dishes and utensils. Each pupil has a separate section of the cooking bench, with drawer for utensils, sliding bread board and seat. The room is fitted with electric lights. The prescribed course covers two years, as follows : The instruction of the first year includes the fundamental prin- ciples of cooking and their application by each pupil in the prepa- 30 Lees Collegiate Institute ration of simple dishes. Especial attention is paid to the cost, composition and food value of the various materials used, so that the pupil may acquire a practical knowledge of these important matters. In the second years of the course, fundamental principles are more fully elaborated and exemplified. The work of this year includes instruction in invalid cookery in connection with general training in the care of the sick. Especial instruction is given in the serving of meals and in the care of the kitchen and the dining room. Each member of the graduating class, with one assistant, serves her turn in the entire responsibility for a meal given to in- vited guests, without assistance from the instructor, who criticises the whole work after it is finished. Every pupil has from two to four hours of actual work in the kitchen per week. A well equipped chamical laboratory, the gift of Mr. Stanley McCormick, adjoining the kitchen, enables the pupils to perform simple illustrative experiments. the Mccormick chapel school. The McCormick Chapel is in a part of Jackson separated by the river from the main body of the town, and occupied chiefly by a mining population. The building is used for a free day school, as well as for Sunday-school and other religious services. The in- struction comprises the elements of a common school education. It is hoped that the school will foster educational ambition in this part of the town, to which its patronage is now limited, and that it will open the way to many for the more advanced work of the Institute. Lees Collegiate Institute 31 Boarding Department. This department is under the able management of Mrs. M. L. Girton. .The building is known as "Little Hall," named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Little. The rooms are of ample size, lighted by electricity and heated by hot air. They are comfortably fur- nished by churches throughout the State. The Principal and his family and the ladies of the faculty live in the hall. Every effort is put forth to surround the pupils with the influences of a Chris- tian home. Each student inmate is expected to share in the do- mestic duties of the family. These tasks occupy but little time and tend to stimulate interest in the affairs of he household. The lessons thus learned will be of great value in the after duties of life. The charge for room, board, heat and light is two dollars a week. Library. The Institute has a library and reading room, to which students have free access. The library contains a nucleus of works of refer- ence, but needs greatly additional volumes for general reading. Through the kindness of friends, contributions are made from time to time. Literary Societies. There is in connection with the Institute a debating club to which all members of the Normal and Collegiate courses are eligible for membership. Meetings are held weekly. The work is under the direction of the normal instructor, who acts as critic on all productions and aids in parliamentary practice. Scholarships. The following persons having contributed $1,000 each, are en- titled to perpetual scholarships in the Institute : Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Little, Mr. J. J. Harbison, Mrs. Mary McFatridge, Mrs. William S. Culbertson, Mr. John Steele. 32 Lees Collegiate Institute In addition to these, various friends of the school and societies throughout Kentucky contribute each year a sum to help worthy and ambitious students. Those who would avail themselves of this help must meet the following requirements: 1. Good scholarship; 2. High personal character; 3. The need of pecuniary aid; 4. Punc- tuality and respect for law and order in student life; 5. Habits of economy in the use of both time and money. Should any scholarship pupil fail to meet these requirements, the full amount of tuition will be required for the time he was in attendance. Every holder of a scholarship may be called upon to render some service to the Institute. So far as possible it will be of such nature as to have some educational value in itself. Actions of Synod. The following recommendations are submitted to Synod for approval : The death of Mrs. Lees and the consequent loss of support makes it necessary that the Lees Memorial Institute at Jackson receive large support from the Synod. We, therefore, commend it to the liberality of our people. Minute of report of Standing Committee on Synod's Evangel- istic Labor. Adopted at meeting of Synod held at Cynthiana, October 17, 1903. Kesolved, That the Synod hereby expresses its deep interest in the welfare and work of the Lees Collegiate Institute at Jackson, Ky., and commend this institution and its representatives to the consideration of our churches and our Synodical Evangelistic Com- mittee in connection with our mission work in the mountains of Kentucky. Adopted at the meeting of Synod held at Shelbyville, October 16, 1904. Expenses. The session is divided into two terms, beginning September 3d and December 31st. All fees are payable in advance. Charges are as follows: From Sept. From Jan. Primary $10.00 $ 6.00 Intermediate 15.00 9.00 Collegiate * 20.00 12.00 Normal 20.00 12.00 Manual Training 4.00 2.00 Domestic Science 4.00 2.00 Music, $3.00 per month, eight lessons. Board, $2,00 per week. Diploma at graduation, $2.00 For further information apply to either L. H. Blanton, D. D., Danville, Ky. or Lees Collegiate Institute, Jackson, Ky.